Wathena, Kansas

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Population in 2017: 1,319 (90% urban, 10% rural).
Population change since 2000: -2.2%
 
Males: 606  (46.0%)
Females: 713  (54.0%)
Median resident age:

45.2 years
Kansas median age:

36.7 years

Zip codes: 66090.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $47,286 (it was $34,046 in 2000)
Wathena:

$47,286
KS:

$56,422

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $22,698 (it was $15,440 in 2000)

Wathena city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $115,274 (it was $62,000 in 2000)
Wathena:

$115,274
KS:

$150,600

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $126,836; detached houses: $134,322; mobile homes: $26,646

Median gross rent in 2017: $677.

March 2019 cost of living index in Wathena: 79.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 10.4%
(10.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 8.5% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Wathena, KS (2010)
    • 1,30395.5%White alone
    • 201.5%Two or more races
    • 181.3%Black alone
    • 151.1%Hispanic
    • 40.3%American Indian alone
    • 40.3%Asian alone

Races in Wathena detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists, there were 8 registered sex offenders living in Wathena, Kansas as of August 09, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Wathena is 163 to 1.


Crime rates in Wathena by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(77.0)
1
(77.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(72.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(74.2)
1
(74.2)
2
(148.5)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(78.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
4
(300.3)
6
(461.9)
7
(539.7)
4
(311.0)
2
(154.9)
2
(156.3)
2
(145.7)
6
(436.7)
2
(148.4)
2
(148.4)
8
(593.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
5
(375.4)
3
(230.9)
8
(616.8)
10
(777.6)
14
(1,084)
7
(546.9)
6
(437.0)
9
(655.0)
4
(296.7)
8
(593.5)
8
(593.9)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
17
(1,276)
25
(1,925)
22
(1,696)
19
(1,477)
20
(1,549)
25
(1,953)
29
(2,112)
18
(1,310)
9
(667.7)
19
(1,409)
18
(1,336)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
2
(150.2)
2
(154.0)
2
(154.2)
2
(155.5)
0
(0.0)
3
(234.4)
1
(72.8)
2
(145.6)
0
(0.0)
3
(222.6)
7
(519.7)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(72.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(74.2)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)149.4259.4293.0188.2168.9189.8208.3197.2136.5204.7374.2

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City-data.com crime index in Wathena, KS

Crime rate in Wathena detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.77
Kansas average:

2.29
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Ancestries: German (47.5%), Irish (15.3%), American (10.6%), English (4.7%), Polish (2.1%), Swiss (2.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 823 feet

Land area: 1.95 square miles.

Population density: 676 people per square mile   (low).

Wathena, Kansas map

11 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.8%
Kansas:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,635 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,775 (1.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: St. Joseph, MO (5.9 miles , pop. 73,990).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Kansas City, MO (51.9 miles , pop. 441,545).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (406.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Elwood, KS (1.9 miles ),
St. Joseph, MO (2.4 miles ),
Country Club, MO (2.8 miles ),
Troy, KS (2.8 miles ),
Amazonia, MO (3.0 miles ),
De Kalb, MO (3.5 miles ),
Bendena, KS (3.5 miles),
Rushville, MO (3.6 miles )

Latitude: 39.76 N, Longitude: 94.95 W

Area code: 785

Distribution of median household income in Wathena, KS in 2017
Distribution of house value in Wathena, KS in 2017
Wathena satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $90,300
  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $96,000
  • 1999: 4 buildings, average cost: $101,700
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $108,200
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $111,900
  • 2002: 3 buildings, average cost: $116,300
  • 2003: 7 buildings, average cost: $122,900
  • 2004: 5 buildings, average cost: $129,600
  • 2005: 5 buildings, average cost: $138,100
  • 2006: 4 buildings, average cost: $149,000
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $152,800
  • 2008: 5 buildings, average cost: $161,100
  • 2009: 4 buildings, average cost: $168,100
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $201,500
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $220,300
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $235,400
  • 2015: 1 building, cost: $246,100
  • 2017: 1 building, cost: $258,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Wathena, KS residents
Average permit cost in Wathena, KS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.1%
Kansas:

3.7%
Population change in the 1990s: +186 (+16.0%).
Most common industries in Wathena, KS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (14.6%)
  • Health care (11.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.9%)
  • Construction (5.4%)
  • Machinery (5.4%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (4.9%)
  • Public administration (3.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (11.3%)
  • Machinery (9.8%)
  • Construction (8.9%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (4.5%)
  • Food (4.2%)
  • Truck transportation (3.9%)
  • Metal & metal products (3.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (21.9%)
  • Educational services (18.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (12.4%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (5.4%)
  • Public administration (5.1%)
  • Social assistance (4.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.8%)
Most common occupations in Wathena, KS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.4%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (11.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8.0%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.8%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.8%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.2%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.3%)
  • Registered nurses (5.4%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.4%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (4.4%)

Average climate in Wathena, Kansas

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Wathena, Kansas environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 74.1. This is about average.

City:

74.1
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2003 was 3.49. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.49
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 36.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

36.4
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 27.8. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.8
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.59. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.59
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Wathena-area historical tornado activity is near Kansas state average. It is 104% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/26/1984, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 7.5 miles away from the Wathena city center injured 9 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/8/1966, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 34.6 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Wathena-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Kansas state average. It is 73% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 389.6 miles away from Wathena center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 343.7 miles away from the city center
On 7/16/2004 at 12:17:30, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 MW, 3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 68.1 miles away from Wathena center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 355.7 miles away from Wathena center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 383.6 miles away from the city center
On 3/23/2007 at 08:15:49, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 29.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Doniphan County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Wathena topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Wathena:

  • COLONIAL MANOR NURSING AND CARE CENTER (ROUTE 1 HWY 36 PO BOX 648)
  • WATHENA HEALTHCARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (2112 HIGHWAY 36)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Wathena:

  • HEARTLAND REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER - WEST (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; ST JOSEPH, MO)
  • WOODLAND HILLS 2 B (Hospital, about 7 miles away; SAINT JOSEPH, MO)
  • CHOICES OF ST JOSEPH (Hospital, about 7 miles away; ST JOSEPH, MO)
  • ARBOR VIEW HEALTHCARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; SAINT JOSEPH, MO)
  • SILVER LININGS HEALTHCARE INC (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; SAINT JOSEPH, MO)
  • DONIPHAN CO HEALTH DEPT HHA (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; TROY, KS)
  • HEARTLAND HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; SAINT JOSEPH, MO)

Amtrak station near Wathena:

  • 9 miles: ST. JOSEPH (4225 FREDERICK AVE.) - Bus Station . Services: full-service food facilities, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wathena:

  • Missouri Western State University (about 9 miles; Saint Joseph, MO; Full-time enrollment: 4,557)
  • Highland Community College (about 19 miles; Highland, KS; FT enrollment: 2,148)
  • Grantham University (about 39 miles; Kansas City, MO; FT enrollment: 8,385)
  • Northwest Missouri State University (about 41 miles; Maryville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,946)
  • Park University (about 43 miles; Parkville, MO; FT enrollment: 9,131)
  • Kansas City Kansas Community College (about 46 miles; Kansas City, KS; FT enrollment: 4,718)
  • Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City (about 52 miles; Kansas City, MO; FT enrollment: 12,834)

Public high school in Wathena:

  • RIVERSIDE HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 705 JESSIE, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle school in Wathena:

  • RIVERSIDE PRIMARY SCHOOL (Location: 705 JESSIE, Grades: PK-2)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Wathena: Wathena Police Department (A), Wathena Fire District 1 (B), Doniphan County Wathena Branch Library (C), Wathena City Hall (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Wathena include: Wathena United Methodist Church (A), First Baptist Church (B), Saint Joseph's Catholic Church (C), Christ Lutheran Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Mount Calvary Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Doniphan County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.4 people
Kansas:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

66.4%
Whole state:

66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.5%
Whole state:

5.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
44 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
47 people in nursing homes in 2000

Banks with branches in Wathena (2011 data):

  • The Farmers State Bank: at 211 St Joseph Street, branch established on 1903/05/03. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $63.2 mil, Deposits: $52.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 1 total offices, Holding Company: Wathena Bancshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Wathena:

Marital status in Wathena, KS
  • Never married: 19.8%
  • Now married: 55.6%
  • Separated: 0.3%
  • Widowed: 13.5%
  • Divorced: 10.8%

For population 25 years and over in Wathena:

  • High school or higher: 88.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.7%
  • Unemployed: 4.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.7
Kansas average:

11.1

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Wathena
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Wathena, KS (based on Doniphan County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,4119
Mainline Protestant1,40011
Catholic6235
Other1842
Black Protestant1442
None4,183-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Doniphan County:

6.44 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
This county:

6.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Doniphan County:

5.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Doniphan County:

9.6%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Doniphan County:

28.9%
Kansas:

27.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Doniphan County:

39.7%
Kansas:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Wathena:

48.2%
State:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

43.2%
Kansas:

45.1%

Average BMI:
Wathena:

28.7
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Wathena:

19.9%
Kansas:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

7.5%
Kansas:

10.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.7
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

26.2%
State:

33.6%

General health condition:
Wathena:

57.8%
Kansas:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

76.0%
Kansas:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Wathena, KS Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 3$7,738$30,9522$402
Financial Administration 2$7,484$44,9041$30
Electric Power 2$6,144$36,8640$0
Sewerage 1$2,554$30,6480$0
Streets and Highways 1$2,432$29,1840$0
Water Supply 1$2,196$26,3520$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$713
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$700
Totals for Government 10$28,548$34,25810$1,845

Wathena government finances - Expenditure in 2013 (per resident):

  • Construction - Electric Utilities: $589,000 ($446.55)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $1,007,000 ($763.46)
    Water Utilities: $255,000 ($193.33)
    Police Protection: $190,000 ($144.05)
    Central Staff Services: $165,000 ($125.09)
    Sewerage: $97,000 ($73.54)
    Regular Highways: $92,000 ($69.75)
    General - Other: $25,000 ($18.95)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $53,000 ($40.18)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $48,000 ($36.39)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $117,000 ($88.70)
    Regular Highways: $70,000 ($53.07)
    General - Other: $54,000 ($40.94)
    Sewerage: $24,000 ($18.20)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,000 ($1.52)
    Police Protection: $2,000 ($1.52)
    Electric Utilities: $1,000 ($0.76)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $533,000 ($404.09)

Wathena government finances - Revenue in 2013 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $208,000 ($157.70)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $56,000 ($42.46)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $128,000 ($97.04)
    General Revenue - Other: $58,000 ($43.97)
    Special Assessments: $47,000 ($35.63)
    Interest Earnings: $13,000 ($9.86)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $1,051,000 ($796.82)
    Water Utilities: $263,000 ($199.39)
  • State Intergovernmental - Electric Utilities: $327,000 ($247.92)
    Highways: $35,000 ($26.54)
    Other: $5,000 ($3.79)
    General Local Government Support: $2,000 ($1.52)
  • Tax - Property: $159,000 ($120.55)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $102,000 ($77.33)
    Public Utilities Sales: $50,000 ($37.91)
    Individual Income: $7,000 ($5.31)
    Other License: $1,000 ($0.76)

Wathena government finances - Debt in 2013 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,838,000 ($2151.63)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,020,000 ($1531.46)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $925,000 ($701.29)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $107,000 ($81.12)

Wathena government finances - Cash and Securities in 2013 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,000 ($5.31)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,179,000 ($893.86)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $381,000 ($288.86)

5.17% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($34,034 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.17%
Kansas average:

7.12%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Buchanan County, MO  2.38% ($33,015 average AGI)

Businesses in Wathena, KS

  • Pizza Hut: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Wathena:

  • KFEQ (680 AM; 5 kW; ST. JOSEPH, MO; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSFT (1550 AM; 5 kW; ST. JOSEPH, MO; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC)
  • KGNM (1270 AM; 1 kW; ST. JOSEPH, MO)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)
  • KCMO (710 AM; 10 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA KANSAS CITY PARTNERSHIP)
  • KAIR (1470 AM; 1 kW; ATCHISON, KS; Owner: KNZA INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKLO (1410 AM; 5 kW; LEAVENWORTH, KS; Owner: CHARA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KCCV (760 AM; daytime; 6 kW; OVERLAND PARK, KS; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KCSP (610 AM; 5 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Wathena:

  • KKJO-FM (105.5 FM; ST. JOSEPH, MO; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC)
  • KSJQ (92.7 FM; SAVANNAH, MO; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)
  • K220FX (91.9 FM; ST. JOSEPH, MO; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KAIR-FM (93.7 FM; HORTON, KS; Owner: KNZA INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Wathena:

  • KQTV (Channel 2; ST. JOSEPH, MO; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF THE MIDWEST, INC.)
  • KTAJ (Channel 16; ST. JOSEPH, MO; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Wathena fatal accident list:

Oct 15, 2016 06:42 PM, Us-36, Lat: 39.755686, Lon: -94.938403, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Dec 9, 2010 03:22 AM, Us-36, Lat: 39.761047, Lon: -94.946939, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Dec 9, 2003 10:50 AM, Us-36, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Dec 20, 1984 08:30 PM, 36, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 15Number of bridges
  • 82ft / 24.9mTotal length
  • $2,402,000Total costs
  • 14,164Total average daily traffic
  • 2,226Total average daily truck traffic
  • 18,985Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in Wathena, KS - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11910-1919
  • 11920-1929
  • 21930-1939
  • 51950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 21990-1999
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Wathena, KS

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Wathena)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

30 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • 3 Mi N 3 Mi W (Lat: 39.802778 Lon: -94.951917), Call Sign: KVV204,
    Assigned Frequencies: 35.3600 MHz, Grant Date: 03/06/2013, Expiration Date: 04/01/2023, Registrant: Midwest Mobile Radio Service Inc., 812 South 10th Street, St. Joseph, MO 64501-3694, Phone: (816) 279-2065, Fax: (816) 233-8862, Email:
  • 1 Mi E On Us 36 (Lat: 39.755556 Lon: -94.942750), Call Sign: KYG346,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.490 MHz, Grant Date: 03/23/2002, Expiration Date: 03/23/2012, Cancellation Date: 05/26/2012, Registrant: Midwest Mobile Radio Service Inc., 812 South 10th Street, St. Joseph, MO 64501-3694, Phone: (816) 279-2065, Fax: (816) 233-8862, Email:
  • 750 Monument (Lat: 39.712778 Lon: -95.019167), Call Sign: WPUB514,
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.930 MHz, Grant Date: 03/05/2012, Expiration Date: 01/29/2022, Certifier: Daryl Peuker Mr, Registrant: Haug Communications Inc, 12645 County Rd 447, St.Joseph, MO 64505, Phone: (816) 279-6535, Fax: (816) 279-0749, Email:
  • From 8th And Sherman 1000 Feet East Northeast Water Standpipe. (Lat: 39.768167 Lon: -94.950056), Type: Mast, Structure height: 5 m, Overall height: 6 m, Call Sign: WQQL585,
    Assigned Frequencies: 458.037 MHz, Grant Date: 01/22/2013, Expiration Date: 01/22/2023, Certifier: James L Richardson, Registrant: Haug Comm Inc, 622 Neptune Street, Seneca, KS 66538, Phone: (785) 336-3579, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • Various Locations (Lat: 39.750000 Lon: -94.950222), Overall height: 2.4 m, Call Sign: WPNM855,
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.331 MHz, Grant Date: 05/05/1998, Expiration Date: 05/05/2008, Cancellation Date: 07/05/2008, Phone: (412) 430-3974
  • PASCO BLDG, 1009 Vernon Road (Lat: 39.755528 Lon: -94.926611), Structure height: 10.7 m, Call Sign: WPOR424,
    Assigned Frequencies: 19085.0 MHz, Grant Date: 01/07/1999, Expiration Date: 01/07/2009, Cancellation Date: 03/14/2009, Phone: (512) 848-7600
  • Zwaduk Silo, 759 Monument Road (Lat: 39.720639 Lon: -95.016750), Type: Silo, Structure height: 23.8 m, Call Sign: WQTN232,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10915.0 MHz, Grant Date: 03/10/2014, Expiration Date: 03/10/2024, Certifier: Matthew Haug, Registrant: Intelpath, 16 W 575 79th St., #102, Willowbrook, IL 60527, Phone: (312) 841-9188, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: KB0VQG, Grant Date: 12/19/1996, Expiration Date: 03/14/2006, Cancellation Date: 03/15/2008, Registrant: Joseph F Weber, Rr 2 Box 137, Wathena, KS 66090
  • Call Sign: N0NIL, Grant Date: 04/09/1991, Expiration Date: 04/09/2001, Cancellation Date: 04/10/2003, Registrant: Lawrence D Cox, 412 Benton Box 257j, Wathena, KS 66090
  • Call Sign: N0QVP, Grant Date: 01/21/1992, Expiration Date: 01/21/2002, Cancellation Date: 01/22/2004, Registrant: Ronn L Munsterman, 18 Gaslight Acres, Wathena, KS 66090

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: AIR TRACTOR INC AT-502B (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: P&W PT6A SERIES (500 HP) (Turbo-prop)
    N-Number: 5092J , Serial Number: 502B-0438, Year manufactured: 1997, Airworthiness Date: 05/28/1997, Certificate Issue Date: 06/09/2015
    Registrant (LLC): Floyd's Flying Service LLC, Po Box 575, Wathena, KS 66090
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 188B (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9359G , Serial Number: 18801457, Year manufactured: 1973, Airworthiness Date: 01/15/1974, Certificate Issue Date: 06/09/2015
    Registrant (LLC): Floyds Flying Service LLC, Po Box 575, Wathena, KS 66090

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 15. The highest number of reported fires - 54 took place in 2003, and the least - 0 in 2010. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Wathena, KS When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (62.0%), and Structure Fires (23.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Wathena, KS
    • 15862.0%Outside Fires
    • 6123.9%Structure Fires
    • 3011.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 62.4%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Wathena, KS
Most common first names in Wathena, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2476.7 years
William2275.6 years
Charles2171.1 years
Mary1977.9 years
George1582.8 years
Robert1478.4 years
Ruth1380.9 years
James1272.4 years
Anna1284.7 years
Henry1284.2 years
Most common last names in Wathena, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller2476.5 years
Propheter1081.5 years
Studer1072.1 years
Hartman1072.8 years
Boeh1081.7 years
Moskau977.8 years
Benitz975.1 years
Laipple970.8 years
Schuler881.7 years
Schoenfelder882.6 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Wathena, KS
  • 91.9%Utility gas
  • 6.0%Electricity
  • 1.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.0%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Wathena, KS
  • 68.3%Utility gas
  • 30.6%Electricity
  • 1.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Wathena compared to Kansas state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
There are 5 pilots and 1 other airmen in this city.
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